Private Chefs in Melbourne

We have Melbourne’s best Personal & Private Chefs

Melburnians have become food connoisseurs thanks to the wide variety of  high quality restaurants and eateries around town, in fact if it’s about food, Melbourne is where it’s at! From casual coffee shops in the Laneways to the best of fine dining, Melbourne is the gourmet capital of Australia, its chefs come  from all over the world and have brought many food cultures to the melting pot of this city.

Gourmet food, ethnic food, clever food, innovative food, formal, informal it’s all out there right on your doorstep. But what if you could bring that experience over the doorstep and into your own home?  Our private chefs do exactly that.

At Your Table has a team of dedicated and professional private chefs across Melbourne who will deliver a unique experience of the highest quality especially for you. 

Covering all areas of Melbourne, our chefs are handpicked because of their background in the finest, award winning restaurants and hotels from around the world. These highly talented chefs are ready and waiting to take the stress away from all your private dining events. They are creative and passionate, keeping up with the very latest trends and techniques so you can be certain that your chosen menu will be up to the very best Melbourne has to offer.

Our Melbourne chefs have their own individual style menus, the choice is yours, let them do what they do best while you sit back and enjoy a world class restaurant experience in your own home or venue of choice. They will not only provide the best produce on offer and cook a sublime meal but share their food choices and techniques with you and your guests involving you all in their culinary journey.

Everything you need to know about hiring a private chef in Melbourne

At your Table is your one stop shop for finding a private chef and we offer a personalised service tailored to your individual requirements.

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How to Hire a Private Chef in Melbourne

At Your Table Melbourne offers a unique and personal concierge service that will comprehensively guide you through all your decisions as you plan the perfect event with simplicity.

Decide on the type of event you wish to host, a dinner, a party, a picnic, a weekend away, a surprise, an informal or formal occasion and where that will be.

Choose the type of cuisine, maybe modern Australian, Mediterranean, Classic French, Asian, or fusion.

Deciding on one of our private chefs is the first step in creating your perfect experience. You now know what type of event and food style you require so pick the chef who sounds perfect.

Look at the sample menus to see which suits you the best, but they are not set in stone and we can fine tune them according to your requirements. 

Think about the number of courses or the varieties of food you would like.

Then call us so that we can talk together to finalise everything, we are the professionals and won’t let anything slip by so you can rest assured that nothing will be forgotten.

How Much Does a Private Chef Cost?

At Your Table brings incredible value to the luxury of your very own private chef, coming in at similar or often lower than restaurant prices with the benefit of a private and customised experience.

Our chefs have menus starting at $89 per head but that will vary according to the number of guests and courses you require, the more courses you decide upon will increase the price but the more guests you invite spreads the fee of the chef and can be very cost effective.

There are no hidden extras, all food, preparation, cooking, presentation, service, clearing and washing up are part of our inclusive package.

Melbourne Suburbs covered by our chefs

Our private chefs can travel pretty much anywhere in Melbourne, from the Inner and Outer North down to the Southern city of Bayside, and across from the Inner East and Outer East to the City Fringe, and  the  Inner and Outer West. If you live within the Metro Area, within a 25k radius of the CBD, then this is all included in our pricing.

If you live further afield, no worries, because our chefs will travel up to 50k from the city centre with just a surcharge for fuel, tolls and travelling time for the chef and waiter.

So wherever you live in Melbourne we’ve got you covered, our private chefs are on hand to visit you and bring the fine dining experience of the city right into your home.

Our Top 4 Private Chefs in Melbourne

Choosing the perfect private chef is the key to your success. Melbourne is home to some of the best, and we are proud to bring them to you.  Read what they have to say and you will soon get an idea of what they have to offer. We have a large number of chefs on our books, each with something different to offer, but here’s a look at our most popular to give you some idea of what you can expect.

Chef – Jess Allen

Melbourne Chef – Modern Australian

Jess Allen

How would you like a little table side theatre and presentation to make your dinner party all the more memorable? Jess incorporates that little extra and being classically trained in French and Italian cuisine, with a love of South Asian flavours, Jess’ menus are a fusion with a focus on the purity of flavour of each ingredient. Having worked in the progressive cafe culture at Industry Beans followed by stints with some of Melbourne’s top chefs, James Webb (Hyatt), Robert Kabbord (Merricote) & Ian Curly (European), Jess is sure to be a great choice.

Jess Allen menu

Let Jess tempt you with some of his clever creations:

  • Master Stock Crispy skin duck breast, fermented wombok, lap chong, butternut squash & duck broth
  • Pan Seared Barramundi with Sea Succulents, celery hearts, panko mussels & lemon
  • Lime and ginger creme brûlée with salted caramel popcorn
  • Petit Fours – chocolate fondant tartlet, raspberry friand, profiteroles, lemon meringue posset 

Jess' Recent Reviews

Jess Allen
Jess was an excellent chef, cooked a wonderful meal, friendly but equally stayed out of the way on a romantic occasion - he was excellent

Philip Badge (VIC)

Jess Allen
Fantastic experience. Food and service both exceptional. So lovely to have it all in our own kitchen and sparkling clean at the end. Guests all remarked that it was fabulous. Loved that chef Jess had grown the veggies in his own garden.

Tamieka (VIC)

Jess Allen
Jess and Christine were so professional and friendly. The food was exceptional and they left behind a tidy kitchen! It was a pleasure to have Jess come and cook for our and have the wonderful service of Christine. Every dish was delicious, beautifully presented and the Lemon Meringue tart to finish was a standout. Would love to use them again.

Kiki Pillios (VIC)

Jess Allen
Jess was fantastic and would highly recommend.

Chris Jurcutz (VIC)

Jess Allen
We had a phenomenal night thanks to Chef Jess, Christine and the team from At Your Table. Delicious food in the comfort of your own home, with none of the hassle.

Monica Wallace (VIC)

Chef – Thomas Damm

Melbourne Chef – Modern Australian

Looking for a chef who takes pride in all aspects of his work with an emphasis on quality ingredients and perfect execution? Thomas could be the answer!  As a young chef, he gained experience in Michelin Starred restaurants in Germany and on coming to Australia, Thomas fell in love with Melbourne and its progressive food scene,  working in the legendary Stokehouse and refining his modern approach.

Thomas menu

Some enticing flavours from Thomas:

  • Chicken nduja roulade in spinach, with mushroom duxelle, shaved Manchego and spring onion oil
  • Barramundi fillet baked in a paper parcel on green asparagus and thyme honey baked cherry tomatoes and potato pears
  • Gianduja chocolate ganache tarte with mandarin, coffee soil also honeycomb
  • Apple tarte Tatin with whipped vanilla sauce Anglaise, toasted almonds and cranberry gel

Thomas' Recent Reviews

Thomas Damm
Excellent experience for a dinner party for 8 people. The chef was fantastic, great food and explanation of ingredients. The waiter was also excellent, very attentive and efficient. Highly recommend.

Maria Armstrong (VIC)

Thomas Damm
I just wanted to send a big THANK YOU for all your hard work on Saturday night. Given we changed the arrangements on you at the last minute – bringing the dining inside, rather than the preplanned outside – you dealt with all of that with professionalism and aplomb. It helped to make the night run very smoothly. In fact, it was a really lovely night and in no small part because of you, your staff and the dishes you prepared and served for us. I had many compliments regarding the food and attention to detail from you and your staff. They were very impressed, as was I! I couldn’t fault my meal; it was just stunning. As well as those having the main menu, the two people who had the vegetarian dishes said their meals were just superb as well. Thank you too to your staff (Gavin, Paul and Lucy) for all the hard work during the night to make it run so smoothly. I didn’t have a concern about anything all night, which is a testament to the professionalism of you and your staff. Thanks again for making such an important night so special for us.

Susanne Kean (VIC)

Thomas Damm
Excellent!! Loved it all!!

Sandra (VIC)

Thomas Damm
Food was delicious and service great.

Deb Cook (VIC)

Thomas Damm
Thomas was very friendly and accommodating and most of all an excellent chef. The food was delicious.

Satish (VIC)

Chef – Ryo Northfield

Melbourne Chef – Fusion of Japanese and modern Australian

Ryo Northfield

Are you adventurous and want to try the best in modern Japanese fusion food? Chef Ryo pioneered a new style of cooking while working at Heirloom following his training at the prestigious Tsuji cookery school. As head chef to the legendary French Iron-Chef Hiroyuki Sakai he excelled and is regarded as his star protégée. So for something a little different and cutting edge, Ryo would be your perfect choice.

Let Ryo excite you with a sample of his creations

  • Quinoa crusted cod with celeriac purée, yuzu, sweet soy
  • Gastric glazed chicken breast, brick pastry with potato truffle, miso, baby cos
  • Houji Tea Date pudding, caramel apple, lemon jam, rosehip, chocolate pop
  • Matcha financier, mango and passion fruit curd, kumquat, caramel popcorn

Ryo's Recent Reviews

Ryo Northfield
Ryo was an amazing chef, from start to finish the 5 course degustation was delicious and all our friends agreed it was truly a fantastic experience. Dana the waitress was really Accomodating and helpful throughout the night and very much appreciated! Only negative if there was one was around miscommunication of plates and who was supplying. Otherwise 10/10 night!

Martin G (VIC)

Ryo Northfield
He was attentive and engaging and produced high quality food. We liked him a lot.

David Morton (VIC)

Ryo Northfield
Ryo was fantastic, the food was perfect for our gathering and he was wonderful on the night. Really made our party.

Chelsea (VIC)

Ryo Northfield
Excellent all around

Marsha (VIC)

Ryo Northfield
Chef Ryo prepared incredibly good sushi for our event. Everything that came out of the kitchen was fresh, immaculately presented and exceptionally high quality. It's hard to describe how good it was, other than to say there is something uniquely subtle, sophisticated and special about the taste of maki, nigiri and uramaki prepared on the spot by a trained master. To have that in your own kitchen really was special, and a highlight of our night. He was also very accommodating to what we wanted, and exceptionally easy to deal with. Considering the quality and quantity of what we got, the price was absolutely reasonable. The At your Table team was easy to deal with and arrange the event with, and the operational aspects of having Chef Ryo visit the house were all very easy. I would (and have already started to) highly recommend chef Ryo to anyone who loves fresh high quality sushi and wants something really special for their next event.

David Stone (VIC)

Chef – Glen Robberts

Melbourne Chef – Modern Australian

Glen Robberts

Do you set great store by fresh and foraged local ingredients? This is Glen’s passion, having grown up in South Africa where the great outdoors yields a wealth of produce, he then spent 3 years on a Cordon Bleu course followed by experience in Le Quartier Francais which was the number 1 restaurant in South Africa at the time. A spell on a luxury private yacht sparked his enthusiasm for working with individual clients to create a memorable experience that could be yours!

Tom Kime menu

Some tempting dishes from Glen

  • Pecan smoked lamb blackstrap, pea and mint purée, glazed baby carrots, confit garlic, jus
  • Olive crusted mature goat cheese, artichoke,peas, confit heirloom tomatoes, sweet herb vinaigrette
  • Iced hazelnut nougat, salted caramel, local raw honey, sesame tuille
  • Crepes Suzette, burnt butter, Verjuice & saffron poached grapes

Glen's Recent Reviews

William Poveromo
William and his team were fantastic and food was delicious!!! They left everything clean and tidy 🙂

Jess Robinson (NSW)

William Poveromo
Chef William and waiter Marty were friendly, efficient and delightful. The food was absolutely delicious. They made our celebrations very special and I would highly recommend them.

Dianne Patrick (NSW)

William Poveromo
William was outstanding. The food was delicious! He was lots of fun and made it such a special occasion. I can recommend more highly. Will definitely get him again

Edwina Ekins (NSW)

William Poveromo
Chef William was impressive from the start. He easily accommodated our request to remove the dessert and add side dishes. Chef William then suggested two fantastic canape additions to round off a tremendous menu. The execution of the menu was first class. The wagyu steak was a melt-in-your-mouth kind of delight. Can't recommend him highly enough.

Jonathan Cawte (NSW)

William Poveromo
Chef William’s food was one culinary delight after another and so beautifully presented. Chef William and waitress Kat were so relaxed and personable. It was a pleasure to have them both at our special occasion. It was the cherry on top to have the kitchen spotless again before they left. What a treat.

Charlotte Jameson (NSW)

The Benefits of hiring a private chef

Restaurant quality food exquisitely presented by a professional chef

All food preparation is done efficiently and effectively without you having to lift a finger.

Wow your guests with an out of this world customised menu

All you do is set the table, put on your glad rags and relax while we do all the hard work

You won’t even need to serve your guests, leave that to your chef, or our wait staff

Best of all, no clearing away or washing up, we will leave your kitchen just as we found it!

You can save on costs by providing your own wine, and we won’t charge corkage

You won’t need babysitters, taxis or trying to find car parking

savings to be made on wine plus many more…

Why Choose At Your Table

We have been around the longest, in  fact since 2008, and have built up an exemplary reputation

We provide a concierge service where we talk to our clients to customise their experience

We manage the whole booking from your initial enquiry to the delivery of the event on the day

We have the most chefs on our books, all of them consummate professionals with vast experience

We offer complete flexibility to tailor make each and every booking

We guarantee a comprehensive price with no hidden extras

We are covered by a multimillion dollar insurance policy for absolute peace of mind

We use a secure payment system that you can rely on

We excel in providing all round customer service

You can find out more about our guarantee and read some of customer reviews if you would like to know more.

At Your Table Private Chefs Melbourne address

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Marco Bijl
Awesome 3 course dinner experience with Marco. Food and service was phenomenal. Was punctual and professional. Great conversations and great food. Left our kitchen clean and was so accommodating to all our guests!

Allen Le (WA)

Min Kim
We had an amazing Christmas feast prepared by Min, he was fantastic! We also had two wait staff who were such friendly girls and we honestly had the best day with them all. Would highly recommend!

Jane Rocca (NSW)

Min Kim
Thanks Chef Min and Natalia for an excellent boardroom lunch. Min was organised, calm and the food was absolutely delicious. Natalia's fine-dining training showed. She knew what to do and together they made the event seamless! Thanks team.

Natalie Bracken (NSW)

Min Kim
Chef Min is amazing! We had such a good meal. We will definitely do this again. Natalie’s service is top notch! Very happy with the whole experience.

Anna Liu (NSW)

Min Kim
We were so happy with the quality of service provided by At Your Table. Chef Min was outstanding and all three courses were delicious and immaculately presented,. Our two waitresses Kat and Renata were also amazing, so personable and friendly and excellent at their job. All three were a pleasure to have in our home and made the whole evening a success. It was such a special evening for my mother in laws 70th and one we will remember forever. Thanks so much. Tom and Tor

Tor King (NSW)

Caleb Song
Caleb was highly professional, the food delicious and the presentation was outstanding. My guests all complimented the chef and left with full tummies.

Andrea Hui (NSW)

Andrew Barkham
Andrew's communication leading up to the event was excellent and he was very flexible in helping make the event perfect. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food with the scallops and beef cheeks being a big hit. I would not hesitate in having Andrew come to my house again!

Shannon Black (WA)

Jess Allen
Jess was an excellent chef, cooked a wonderful meal, friendly but equally stayed out of the way on a romantic occasion - he was excellent

Philip Badge (VIC)

Christian Colognesi
Christian was wonderful for our girls weekend dinner. The food was lovely, he was engaging and thoughtful, and the whole experience of organising it was simple. Thank you to everyone for a great evening

Elizabeth Albergoni (NSW)

Andrew Barkham
Chef Andrew was perfect for our occasion we had the best time with amazing food

Sophie Green (WA)

Leon Poi
Wow! What an awesome experience. Chef Leon was incredible. Arrived well ahead of time, completely organised, attentive to dietary and allergy requirements, personable. Leon regularly checked in with our group of 5 girlfriends together for long weekend away, ensuring all was ok. The food was magnificent. The only issue was that we could not fit in the 5th course of a local cheeses grazing board - we were soooo full! Please assure Leon we enjoyed every morsel the next day, particularly his special 'chutney'. We could rave on about each dish, but the takeaway message is that if you are considering Chef Leon for your next personal catering event, do it! We are so glad we did :)


Gavin Ong
A really fantastic evening - family dinner for 12 of us for my husband’s 60th birthday. Our 5-course meal was excellent. Stand out was the coffee marinated beef eye fillet, closely followed by the pesto sauce with the scallops - but everything was delicious. And Chloe in role as waiter made the evening very relaxing. Thank you

Rachel Nicholls (VIC)

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